As we celebrate the holiday season with loved ones, I am reminded of the many blessings that all of you bring to the patients and families of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Your caring hearts, your commitment, your dedication and your generosity are, quite truly, unsurpassed and mean the world to the children and families who turn to St. Jude for hope and healing after a diagnosis of cancer or another life-threatening disease.
I recently had the honor of seeing those blessings come to life on a remarkable and beautiful December day in Memphis, when 25,000 people took to the streets during the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude. These are people just like you — they came from 49 states and from around the world to participate in one of the races of this special day, bringing with them their passion for the mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is incredibly moving to view this sea of caring individuals as they fill the streets, taking step after step for St. Jude.
More than 25,000 people took to the streets during the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude.